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I have a Cold spot 106 9738612 ; interior light does not…

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I have a Cold...

I have a Cold spot(###) ###-####; interior light does not work, change the switch and check bulbs (bulbs work in another fixture) power source is from the defroster timer, could the timer be bad?

Contractor's Assistant: Have you tried power cycling the appliance -- unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?

No, what would that do? reset anything?

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I can replace the timer as I had the area open to take out the switch and check the bulb fixtures

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Is the timer, switch and light sockets the only things that can affect the lights not working; yes the outlet is working as the fridge cools fine

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is cycling off the refrigerator the only suggestion?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 3 months ago

At the base of the socket, there is a small metal tab that makes contact with the bulb base. With the refrigerator unplugged, use a small screwdriver or similar to carefully bend that tab up a little bit. Will the light then work?

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